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Signature Cocktails and Mardi Gras Celebration

Hotel Mousai  Mardi Gras at the Rooftop  Everyone knows that you can´t cancel Mardi Gras, just as you cannot cancel Christmas. This year, the spirit of Mardi Gras will come to the Rooftop on Tuesday, February 16. Our bartenders are more than ready to help get you in the carnival mood with expert mixology and brightly colored specialty cocktails that WOW.   • Cocktail Master Class  Coming soon to Hotel Mousai, we will be offering a new Cocktail Master Class at the Orange Tree. Participants will learn the mixology sequence behind preparing Tiki cocktails and have the opportunity to create their own drinks.   Garza Blanca Resorts  Hurray Signature Cocktails!  Garza Blanca Resorts have been working on creating identical cocktail menus at each resort with the same concepts, so that whether members decide to vacation in Cancun, Puerto Vallarta, or Los Cabos, the cocktail menu offerings will be exactly the same.   Our aim is for these signature cocktails to become affiliated with our brand and to give members the reassurance that at whichever destination they choose as their vacation spot, …

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New Suite Service Menu/Renewing Facials/ Magic Show/Grill Nights

Garza Blanca Los Cabos  New Suite Service Menu  We understand that when you order from our Suite Service Menu, you not only expect a wide variety of flavorful dishes delivered in good time, but also to be treated like a VIP with personalized service.   We are delighted to share with our members that we are now offering a new Suite Service Menu, which we have created based on the comments we have received from our guests over the past 2 years.  The new menu includes a wide range of dishes to suit all appetites from the biggest to the smallest.   We have divided the menu into 3 different sections, which you can order between the following hours:  Breakfast:  6:00 am to 12:00 pm  Lunch & Diner: 12:00 pm to 11:00 pm  Late Night Menu: 11:00 pm to 6:00 am  You will find a wide selection of Main Dishes with some specialties from our signature restaurant, Blanca Blue. The menu will be available through our SONIFI system, and members can now easily order from the TV, without having to call Premium Service.  Enjoy morning delights in the privacy of your suite or on your terrace, and wake up …

World Wellness Weekend/Hotel Mousai Updates/Interview with VDPC’s Charismatic Pool Butler

Garza Blanca Puerto Vallarta  World Wellness Weekend 2020  The fourth ever World Wellness Weekend 2020 took place on September 19th and 20th. This year, 1,123 venues participated in 109 countries. While that is less than the 2,356 venues that participated in 2019, this year’s event was the largest event promoting healthy lifestyles in the midst of a pandemic.   The goal of the weekend is to inspire more people to lead an active lifestyle and to make healthy choices. The COVID-19 situation reminds us just how important it is to maintain a strong immune system.   For Spa Imagine Puerto Vallarta, it was an honor to participate in World Wellness Weekend 2020 offering free outdoor wellness activities. Our focus was on the 3rd pillar of well-being “Vitality and Movement”. Vitality is related to the physical and mental states and movement focuses on moving through physical activities to achieve balance and comprehensive well-being. For that, we offered kayaking on September 19th and a hike to a waterfall on September 20th.   Together, let’s keep on moving and being active!   Hotel Mousai   Resort Updates   As we move forward and begin to welcome our guests back to Hotel Mousai, we strive to provide the best guest experience possible. As members, you are part of our extended …

New Blanca Blue Dinner Menu, Beach Bicycle Tour, & Relaxing Spa Treatments

Garza Blanca Preserve Resort & Spa Puerto Vallarta   New Dinner Menu Concept at Blanca Blue   Blanca Blue Restaurant at Garza Blanca in Puerto Vallarta and Los Cabos, has recently introduced a new dinner menu concept. We are very excited to share with members that this new menu is brimming with chef artistry and strikes a balance of flavor, innovation, and tradition. It is a menu with a unique concept featuring six distinct categories including: Appetizers, Signature Soups, Pre-Hispanic Traditions, Market Food, Grandmother’s Traditions and Specialties.   The dishes are typically Mexican with some American and international favorites and also a fusion of different cuisines such as duck with mole sauce. The chefs were allowed to get creative with the menu and it was a collaboration between all our chefs. They came up with the concept of dividing the menu into different categories based on feedback from our guests. The result is a truly sensational menu that has every option to satisfy your hunger depending what you are in the mood for.   If you feel like tasting market food, there is a category specifically for that, so rather than venturing out of the resort you can try a taste of Mexican street food …

New Blanca Blue Breakfast, Cooking Classes, Wellness & More

Garza Blanca Preserve Resort & Spa Puerto Vallarta  New Breakfast at Blanca Blue  Blanca Blue is proud to present its new breakfast menu. The main difference is a switch from a buffet style breakfast to an a-la-carte menu. Now we offer more breakfast items on the menu and our guests are going to be wowed by all the delicious new breakfast options. This is the first menu that was created with a collaboration of all the chefs and the quality is first-rate. The new breakfast at Blanca Blue is a breakfast worth getting up early for. Bocados STK will be serving the same breakfast menu as Blanca Blue. The breakfast options will also be the same at Garza Blanca Resort & Spa Los Cabos with the option to dine at Blanca Blue or Bocados STK.   The breakfast menu is color coded with easy to identify symbols that help guests know which options are vegetarian, gluten free or spicy. We also have added a new GC symbol to indicate which items are part of our Gourmet Culinary options. In addition, we have added a new smoothie section.   The Blanca Blue Sunrise is a Gourmet Culinary option. It is a nice and light breakfast choice before going hiking or kayaking. Our signature sunrise breakfast consists of delicious …

Hotel Mousai is Ready for You

Over the last few months, we have learned many things. We would like to take this opportunity to reassure our members that your health and well-being are our utmost priority. We hope that we can offer our members, who are considering traveling in the summer months, the peace of mind that TAFER Hotels & Resorts is taking the necessary precautions and doing everything we can to keep our guests and staff safe.   Our staff is strictly following all the new safety protocols that we have put in place and we are encouraging guests to stay safe distances apart and follow other safety protocols to reduce the potential spread of COVID-19. We are also vigilant with the thorough sanitization practices we have introduced in all the rooms and public areas.    Since the reopening of Hotel Mousai, as well as our other hotels & resorts, we have had the privilege of many guests and members sharing with us that they are so happy to be here with us and that they feel very safe. Many of our guests are enjoying celebrating their birthdays or anniversaries after months of being sheltered in lockdown. We are proud to share …

Opportunity to Volunteer with Sea Turtles

If you are planning to vacation in Puerto Vallarta in the coming months, there is an incredible opportunity to volunteer helping baby sea turtles.   There are seven species of sea turtles, and Mexico has the privilege of being visited by six of them. Every year, olive ridley, hawksbill, loggerhead, leatherback, green and black turtles come to reproduce on our beaches.   Green turtles are more commonly seen in the Atlantic Ocean and black turtles are more commonly seen in the Pacific Ocean. It is in dispute whether the green turtle and black turtle are the same species or a different species or even a subspecies, with different populations in Atlantic-Mediterranean and the Indian-Pacific Ocean, changing color depending on the area and the food.  Puerto Vallarta is visited by olive ridley, leatherback, black, and hawksbill sea turtles. Olive ridley sea turtles are the most common in Vallarta and spawn the most. On average they lay between 80 and 120 eggs. Last year in Puerto Vallarta, an olive ridley nest was found with 175 eggs.    There are more olive ridley sea turtles found worldwide and also along the Pacific coast of Mexico than any other species of sea turtles. However, sea turtles are classified as endangered with a continuously decreasing population. They have suffered …

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Guided Hike through the Jungle

If you are a lover of adventure and eco-tourism, hiking through the Sierra Madre mountains is the perfect way to explore the jungle areas of this tropical paradise. Take advantage of the opportunity to trek through the wilderness the next time you visit Garza Blanca Preserve Resort & Spa in Puerto Vallarta, which sits on a large jungle preserve and offers complimentary daily hikes led by expert bilingual guides.  You have the choice of signing up for three different hikes lasting from 1.5 hours to 2.5 hours. The longest hike is the most advanced because it is more arduous than the intermediate hikes. You can take the advanced mountain hike to the Palo Maria waterfall on Mondays, Thursdays and Sundays. There is a shorter intermediate hike lasting 1.5 hours on Tuesdays and Fridays and a longer intermediate hike to the waterfall lasting 2 hours on Wednesdays and Saturdays. If you are interested in experiencing the exhilaration of a jungle trek, meet in the lobby of Garza Blanca at 9:45 am for a 10am departure.    We recommend that you wear comfortable, close-toed shoes and light, comfortable clothing. If you are planning to swim at the waterfall, bring your bathing suit as well. We also recommend that you also bring along insect repellent, sunscreen, and bottled water. Come ready to explore and have fun!  …

Home Quarantine Ideas

While we continue to adapt to the new normal of staying at home, we know that sometimes it can get a bit boring. That’s why our staff from Garza Blanca Preserve Resort & Spa in Puerto Vallarta has been busy creating a list of cool activities to do at home to alleviate boredom and even make quarantining a little bit fun! We have included some fun activities to keep the little ones entertained. And for the adults, we have included recipes and DIY spa tips. We hope that you and your family enjoy our suggestions!  Activities for Families Alejandro Cuevas, our Activities Manager at Garza Blanca in Puerto Vallarta, shared with us some more activities that your kids will have a great time doing at home.    1. Coloring Mandalas  A mandala means ‘circle’ in Sanskrit and is meant to represent the universe, which has no beginning and no end. It is a sacred symbol comprised of a geometric design that holds a great deal of meaning in Buddhist and Hindu cultures. The mandala’s purpose is to help transform the universe from a place of suffering to a place of happiness as you enter the mandala and proceed towards its center. Coloring mandalas can be a very fulfilling and calming experience.   You …

Things to do at home

While the world is adapting to the new normal with many people practicing social distancing and staying at home, our staff from TAFER Hotels & Resorts has been busy putting together a list of fun activities to help make the time spent at home as enjoyable as possible. We have included some craft ideas to help keep the little ones entertained. And for the adults we have included signature recipes and tips from the spa. We hope that these will help you be creative while spending time at home with your loved ones, making the best of the times we are now in.                     Activities for Families  Our Activities Manager, Alejandro Cuevas, shared with us some craft ideas, which are fairly easy to make once you get the hang of them and you can make with materials you probably already have at home. We hope that these crafts will be fun to make for the whole family.   God’s Eye Craft  Make a traditional God’s eye craft using yarn and two sticks. This is a simple weaving technique of Mexican origin.  You will need:  Wood sticks (popsicle sticks, craft sticks, and bamboo skewers work well)  Yarn in assorted colors  Scissors  Glue or glue dots  Instructions:  …